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Schoone Oordt Country House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 10 rooms

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the...
Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam accommodation, with 10 luxury bedrooms set in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment. The emphasis here is on unpretentious, unaffected luxury, elegance, quality and acute attention to detail. There is something quite magical about this striking Victorian Manor House. She has been lovingly restored over many years by Richard and Alison Walker and is passionately run by Sonette and Wander (pronounced V-un-derr) Bester. As a result, she has been instilled with charm and grace and she adores welcoming guests. Her extensive grounds house two standard and six luxury rooms, a quaint, private family cottage and a romantic and secluded honeymoon suite set in abundant gardens and sheltered by aged oak trees. Each luxury accommodation has conceded to every modern convenience whilst unique, restored (mostly by Richard) antiques, retain the Victorian feel of the Manor House and a bygone era. The Manor House itself boasts the most exquisite light and airy conservatory, which Richard built in true English style, a cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, an intimate dining room and a typical country kitchen. The warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors coupled with many quirky antique pieces creates a wonderful welcoming ambience and guests are encouraged to ‘kuier’* here. Meals are made with love and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. The freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers is sourced as organically and ethically as possible, as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from the garden. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and our little country hotel has developed quite a reputation for them. Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked savoury and sweet goodies is served overlooking the garden on sunny summer afternoons. In winter, complimentary snack platters and a warming welcome drink are offered on arrival. Intimate, delicious dinners are served in The Conservatory Restaurant where guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced (by Sonette) from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus. Talented Chef Wander is well on his way to building The Conservatory Restaurant into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants. Schoone Oordt Country House has been created with a vision for Swellendam weddings and special occasions. Choose from the intimate and private boardroom with views of the mountains, the sun-drenched conservatory overlooking the grounds or the cosy, slightly more formal dining room in the grand old house. She is truly an extraordinary venue for an exclusive occasion filled with laughter and love. The Swellendam area offers guests an abundance of activities. Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails, watersports as well as visits to the nearby Nature Reserves are a must. A trip to the De Hoop Nature Reserve for seasonal whale watching cannot be missed, a short journey over the Tradouw’s Pass to quadbike in Barrydale as well as a day trip wine-tasting in the Robertson Wine Valley. Along with a nine-hole golf course, quaint coffee shops, the renowned Drostdy museum, berry & lavender-picking, good restaurants and a feast of art, Swellendam spoils its visitors for choice. Schoone Oordt Country House is a gracious old dame with heart and soul and she invites you to visit, soon.
from R1485

De Kloof Luxury Estate

9 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

A historical oasis of chic, De Kloof Luxury Estate dates back to 1801. It is often described as the hidden jewel of Swellendam is a grand...
A historical oasis of chic, De Kloof Luxury Estate dates back to 1801. It is often described as the hidden jewel of Swellendam is a grand dame with a generous spirit and restored to the highest perfection. This unique, stylish 5 Star Cape Dutch boutique hotel with a refreshingly modern design and décor is situated on large grounds in a secluded tranquil valley and has several outbuildings. It offers breathtaking panoramic mountain views and is within walking distance of the historical part of Swellendam. For people who enjoy interior design, appreciate the finer things in life, golfers and honeymooners, this is the ideal retreat of choice. Relax at the sparkling 12 m pool and gym area or stroll through the several secluded park-like gardens with koi ponds, a herb and rose garden and lavender paths. Eight chic and spacious garden suites offer all 5 Star facilities fit for the wordy traveller. The suites have extra-length beds, climate control, mood lighting, pillow libraries, Wi-Fi and designer zen-style large bathrooms. Float on water and sleep like a baby on the super king-size waterbed available in the Manor and Honeymoon Suites, with fireplaces and Jacuzzi bubble baths. Enjoy mouthwatering a la breakfasts with 'bubblies' and a newspaper and organic lunches, while tasty evening dinners are prepared by our in-house chef. Daily educational wine tastings are served at 6 pm in the manor lounge by the fireplace or in summer on the veranda. Come and enjoy this unique peace of paradise.
from R1390
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    Fun filled family destination. An unique kingdom of Swaziland African safari experience with loads...
    Fun filled family destination. An unique kingdom of Swaziland African safari experience with loads of outdoor activities. Things to do horse riding, mountain biking, hiking in malalotja game reserve, swimming pool, sauna, archery, game viewing in adjacent reserve, guided quad riding, fishing.
    Sleeps 208 in 63 rooms

    22.78km from Overberg

    24 Reviews

    Chill Inn is situated in Barberton.  Kruger National Park is within reach and could provide more...
    Chill Inn is situated in Barberton.  Kruger National Park is within reach and could provide more activities. <br />
    from R580
    Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

    25.67km from Overberg

    4 Reviews

    Temaswati Lodge

    from R700
    Temaswati Lodge is an African lodge situated in the Makhonjwa Mountains within the CBD of...
    Temaswati Lodge is an African lodge situated in the Makhonjwa Mountains within the CBD of Barberton. The lodge is an expression of the Swati Culture blended with today’s art of living. Guests have their own private entrance, en-suite Afro-centric furnished rooms, equipped with a ceiling fan, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, toiletries, fresh linen, a couch and desk.
    from R700
    Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

    25.51km from Overberg

    3 Reviews

    Situated on the slopes of the Makhonjwa Mountians, overlooking the town of Barberton and the De...
    Situated on the slopes of the Makhonjwa Mountians, overlooking the town of Barberton and the De Kaap Valley, you will find the beautiful 1890's, Victorian-style Kloofhuis Guest House.
    from R700
    Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

    25.37km from Overberg

    3 Reviews

    from R990
    Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

    23.47km from Overberg

    17 Reviews

    Cockney Liz Hotel

    from R500
    Cockney Liz Hotel is situated in the historic mining town of Barberton, with its breathtaking view...
    Cockney Liz Hotel is situated in the historic mining town of Barberton, with its breathtaking view of the Makhonjwa Mountains. The Cockney Liz provides comfortable overnight accommodation in clean rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and is situated in town so the lively buzz of this lovely little town can be experienced first-hand.
    from R500
    Sleeps 32 in 13 rooms

    25.69km from Overberg

    1 Review

    special Bulembu Country Lodge | Bulembu Accommodation
    Bulembu Country Lodge lies at the foot of Mount Emlembe, the highest mountain in Swaziland. The...
    Bulembu Country Lodge lies at the foot of Mount Emlembe, the highest mountain in Swaziland. The town is surrounded by lush green hills and eucalyptus forests, perfectly complementing the natural beauty of this region.
    from R700
    Sleeps 92 in 22 rooms

    13.83km from Overberg

    6 Reviews

    Bushwhacked

    from R420
    Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton, focused on accommodating wildlife orientated...
    Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton, focused on accommodating wildlife orientated people, especially guides and lodge staff as a place to recuperate on their time off. Bushwhacked is situated on the edge of town backing onto an uninhabited valley, with spectacular views.
    from R420
    Sleeps 13 in 5 rooms

    24.37km from Overberg

    2 Reviews

    from R380
    Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

    25.23km from Overberg

    Overberg South Africa

    Overberg Country House Accommodation

    In the early days of the European occupation of the Cape, very few people ventured far from the foot of Table Mountain. The vast Cape Flats to the east of the fledgling city were a treacherous stretch of shifting sands, wetlands and - of course - wild animals. And at the eastern extreme of that huge, sandy plain was a formidable mountain range, which is now - a couple of hundred years later - easily traversed by virtue of the scenic Sir Lowry's and Houwhoek Passes on the N2. But in those days, these mountains presented a serious barrier to movement and the land beyond them, which was visited only by the very adventurous and became known as the 'Overberg' - the land over the mountains.

    The Overberg extends from the high-lying apple orchards of the area between the two passes in the west, to just past the lovely historical town of Swellendam in the east and - to the south - as far as you can go. Cape Agulhas is the most southerly point of the African continent and - officially - the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The interior is dominated by grain farms interspersed with cute country towns, and the coast is a series of beautiful bays, beaches, wetland and dramatic headlands. Walker Bay, which lies between the towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, has two claims to fame.
    It is reputed to be the best land-based whale watching in the world, as the huge southern right whales swim close in shore and there is a beautiful and convenient, fragrant, flower-rich cliff-top walk that offers an excellent vantage point to observe these, South Africa's biggest tourists.

    They turn up here in late winter to escape the harsh Antarctic, give birth, nurse their calves and - while they're in a nice romantic honeymoon destination - work on the next crop of baby whales.
    The second claim to fame is as the most southerly vineyards in Africa - and it's well worth doing a tasting. This is not just a gimmick.
    The other big attraction of this area is the great white shark. Dyer and Geyser Islands, off the small fishing village of Gansbaai offer probably the best shark cage diving in the world. A number of boats operate in the area - chumming to attract the sharks' attention and vying with each other for the best position. Do it soon, as there is increasing resistance to a practice that many people consider to be morally indefensible, ecologically destructive and dangerous.

    There's loads more to do. There are three great nature reserves. Kogelberg in the west, which is a major hotspot of botanical diversity, offers fantastic hiking and an exciting white water rafting day trip. De Hoop, in the east, has some small game, great easy mountain bike trails, an escorted, portaged hiking trail, fun snorkelling, wonderful beaches and some awesome land-based whale watching. Slightly further east, the Bontebok National Park was proclaimed to protect the last few remaining bontebok - a beautiful antelope that is found only in the Western Cape. The Breede River, in the eastern part of the Overberg, has some quite fun rafting and canoeing trips and the only remaining hand-operated ferry in the country and fantastic fishing.

    There is great paragliding and fun canoeing and sea kayaking near Hermanus, a gliding club in Swellendam, a good horse trail, great hiking and some fabulous mountain biking trails. There are fun boat trips and a long and exciting foefie slide (flying fox) on the Buffelsjag Dam, near Swellendam.

    For the more culturally inclined, the mission villages of Genadendal and, particularly, Elim, hark back to a much quieter era. Interesting museums include the Drostdy Museum in Swellendam, the Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus, which has exhibits relating to fishing and whaling, and the small but fascinating Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp. This area is, in fact, littered with historic wrecks. A noble tradition was born when the troopship Birkenhead went down near Gansbaai in 1852. For the first time in recorded history, the troops and sailors lined up on the deck in disciplined ranks while the women and children passengers got into the lifeboats and were ferried to shore. The men then took their chances with the icy water and the legions of sharks. Another historic wreck nearby was the Arniston, which gave its name to the town that has officially been called Waenhuiskrans - which means wagon house cave, and refers to an enormous sea cave big enough to house an ox wagon (although you'd struggle to get a bicycle to the spot, never mind an ox wagon). But everyone knows the place as Arniston - a great beach destination.

    In the early days of the European occupation of the Cape, very few people ventured far from the foot of Table Mountain. The vast Cape Flats to the east of the fledgling city were a treacherous stretch of shifting sands, wetlands and - of course -...

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